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Chinese Blog Greatest Hits: Volume 2 Posted by on Jul 26, 2022

There’s an old Chinese idiom that goes “Time flies like an arrow” (光阴似箭 guāngyīnsìjiàn). I can totally relate to that one at the moment. It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that I moved to Beijing the day before the start of the 2008 Summer Olympics (夏季奥运会 xiàjì àoyùnhuì). Not too long after…

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Chinese Blog Greatest Hits: Volume 1 Posted by on Jul 12, 2022

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 12 years since I started writing for the Chinese Language Blog. At the time, I was an English teacher (英语老师 yīngyǔ lǎoshī) in Beijing. I had a personal blog (博客 bókè), but it was just for fun. Since then, I’ve probably written thousands of blog posts for various…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day Posted by on Mar 8, 2022

Today is International Women’s Day (今天是国际妇女节 jīntiān shì guójì fùnǚ jié). In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the holiday and learn some Chinese vocabulary related to it. Let’s start out by learning a brief history of this important day. History of International Women’s Day This global holiday dates back to 1909 in…

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A Daily Guide for Spring Festival Posted by on Feb 15, 2022

The Spring Festival is the most important holiday in China (春节是中国最重要的节日 chūn jié shì zhōng guó zuì zhòng yào de jié rì). We’ve talked about this traditional festival a lot here on the blog, including this Spring Festival history lesson and a post about the busy travel season known as chun yun (春运 chūn yùn)…

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A Spring Festival History Lesson Posted by on Jan 20, 2022

It’s that time of the year again, as China gears up for its most important holiday –  the Spring Festival (春节 chūn jié). Also known around the world as Chinese New Year (农历新年 nóng lì xīn nián), this holiday begins on the first day of the first month (正月 zhēng yuè) of the lunar calendar. That’s…

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The Spring Festival anxiety Posted by on Jan 10, 2022

Spring Festival celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. This year it will be celebrated on February 1st, 2022. It’s the most important Chinese holiday and it’s being celebrated with much excitement and festivities. A fifteen-day long holiday that will include a dinner feast, a family reunion, decorations, fireworks, red envelopes, and…

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2022 Chinese Holiday Calendar Posted by on Jan 5, 2022

Spring Festival in Videos

A New Year is upon us and we’re excited about what it may bring. 2021 basically felt like a repeat of 2020, so here’s to hoping that 2022 is a better year for us all! One of the best things about the start of the year is looking forward to all the holidays. That’s why…

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